Greetings from Calico Blackie!
Tomorrow marks the 148th anniversary of the surrender of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia by General Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
If they’re even aware of this fact, most people fail to realize that it wasn’t really the end of a “civil” war. It was actually the end of the American Revolutionary War.
Most revolutions do not end cleanly.
There are always factions among the revolutionaries who will quarrel with each other over who will ultimately rule the roost.
Thousands, if not millions more die in the ensuing struggle.
It just took America longer to get to fighting with each other.
One “side” had finally had “enough” of what they thought of as being pushed around by the other “side”.
Never mind that one system favored actual slavery while the other side favored another form of slavery cloaked in the mantle of “freedom”.
Never mind that once again, the poor man fought the rich man’s war.
Never mind that the American Civil War never really ended in 1865 and that it just descended into a Cold War where, even today, we still fight amongst ourselves.
Yet, at least the slaves were freed and that’s a good thing that came out of the shooting war.
If and when we’ve finally had “enough” in this modern age……
What will our next revolution look like? Will we form coalitions to attack our current government and if successful, will we then fight another Civil War?
I think not. The time for violent revolution is past.
A new revolution would just get ruthlessly crushed unless the revolutionaries were able to secure help from a strong outside source.
We’ll have replaced one form of government with whatever form of government the “helpers” want us to have, and nothing will really change.
The Banksters would still be in control.
So, when will we decide “enough is enough” and what can we do to keep the maggot banksters from returning to feed on our new society?
What can we do to prevent any country that would help a 2nd American Revolution from surreptitiously installing their “approved” new form of government?
Those are two questions we need to answer before we blindly strike out into the unknown.
As long as we allow the media to keep us fighting a “cold war” amongst ourselves, we will NEVER succeed in our ultimate goal of securing equal rights for every individual.
WE NEED TO STOP BELIEVING WHAT THE MEDIA TELLS US TO BELIEVE!
All the media is doing is keeping us in a state of perpetual “Cold Civil War” with each other and here’s a good example of this:
Has disability become a ‘de facto welfare program’?
When President Clinton signed “welfare reform” into law in 1996, he promised to end welfare as we know it. Now, some new reporting suggests we’ve created a new kind of welfare — only most Americans aren’t aware of it.
The number of people who depend on checks from Social Security’s disability programs has soared in recent years, according to NPR’s series ‘Unfit for work: the Startling Rise of Disability in America’. The reports, which began over the weekend and continue this week, raise the question: How disabled are the recipients, really? As you might imagine, they have touched a nerve.
After six months of investigation, NPR reporter Chana Joffee-Walt concluded that Social Security’s disability programs have become “a de facto welfare program for people without a lot of education or job skills.” In the past three decades, she reports, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed:
Calico Blackie says:
You see. Even NPR, that liberal bastion of mindless government propaganda for the masses is doing everything they can to keep the “Civil Cold War” going strong.
Yes, there are some people who will “game the system” but most of the people on disability and welfare in this country really need it.
What I hear out here in right-wing redneck country is:
“Those goddam moochers are stealing my tax money. We should drug test and physically examine them all and jail those that are scamming.”
Let’s humiliate millions of less-fortunate Americans just so that we can all get big hard-ons knowing we caught a few scammers while being able to somehow feel superior to a whole huge group of poor human beings in this country.
Here’s my experiment….
I will believe we’ve finally decided “enough is enough” when I look at the hit counter for this page and see that the words:
American Revolution, Occupy Wall Street, Media Lies, Protest, The Constitution, Civil War, Disability, Welfare, Poverty, and HUMAN RIGHTS are getting searched for more than just these few upcoming stories in today’s column.
Until then, I’ll believe we’re still content to be that frog on the stove in the pan of water that is very slowly going to poach to death.
Here’s the stories that seem to have us all snake-fascinated these days:
Former Carson High School teacher accused of sex with student waives preliminary hearing
A former Carson High School teacher accused of sexual conduct with a former student waived her preliminary hearing in justice court Thursday morning. Jennifer Dalton, 35, will be arraigned in district court at 9 a.m. April 2.
Link is here:
Former teacher accused of sex with student
A former teacher at Northbrook High School has been accused of having sex with a teen who was a student at the school at the time and she now says the boy tried to extort money from her to stay quiet about their supposed relationship.
“BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! NOW HOW MUCH WILL YOU PAY?”
Assistant high school principal held in student sex case in Hemet
A 45-year-old assistant high school principal in Hemet was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual battery and other crimes involving three boys who attend the school.
The three boys are students at the school, but none of the alleged acts occurred on campus, police said in a statement.
She was also arrested on suspicion of oral copulation, abnormal sexual interest in children and sending inappropriate or harmful matter via an electronic device.
“BUT WAIT! THERE’S STILL MORE!
Gwyneth Paltrow: I have the butt of a 22-year-old stripper
Well, that’s a testimonial if ever there was one! Perennial health nut Gwyneth Paltrow told reporters on Thursday that adopting the Tracy Anderson Method has given her a completely different outlook on life — and a more shapely bum to boot!
Speaking to reporters at the opening of Tracy Anderson’s flagship studio in Los Angeles, Paltrow recalled one incident in particular, when she was trying on bathing suits with a pal and received a rather unusual compliment about her figure.
“I said, ‘You know, this isn’t so bad for 40, right?’” Paltrow mused of her butt. “And [my friend] goes, ‘It’s not so bad for a 22-year-old stripper!’”
Calico Blackie says:
Does she also have the brain of a 22-year-old stripper? Anyway, that’s my point. Are we more interested in “stripper butt” than we are in current events? And it will be interesting to see if “human rights” and “revolution” get overshadowed by “stripper butt” and “teacher sex” on the search hit counter.
Why do I already think I know the answer?
WE WILL NEVER SAY: “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”.
More people in America are aware of the results of last night’s Academy of Country Music Awards than are aware of the precarious state our society and their very lives and incomes are in.
Maybe that’s ok too. Who knows?
Calico Blackie @kidakita